Eritrea’s Silver Jubilee Independence Celebrated at AU HQ in Addis Ababa

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By Eritrean Mission to AU & ECA,

On the 24th of May 2016, the Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the AU and UNECA hosted a reception on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Eritrea’s Independence.

The Reception that was held at the African Union Headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa was attended by a number of resident Ambassadors, officials and staff of AUC and UNECA, member of the diplomatic corps, invited guests and several African Trade Ministers who were present for the AU Ministerial meeting.

The ceremony that was attended by about 250 guests featured music from all Eritrean ethnic groups and other parts of the African continent; videos showing Eritrea’s rich history and culture, its natural and architectural beauty and the success it has achieved in improving the standard of life of its citizens over the last two decades and half.